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BOB TIMMONS INVITATIONAL
October 11, 1998
Some of the country’s top runners raced demanding, picturesque Rim Rock Farm for the first time on Saturday. The occasion was the NCAA Pre-National meet, also known as the Bob Timmons Invitational. Most of the blue-chippers will be back for the NCAA championships on Nov. 23 with better knowledge of the course.
KANSAS SQUANDERED A 10-POINT LEAD IN THE FOURTH QUARTER AS BAYLOR TRIPPED THE JAYHAWKS, 31-24.
October 11, 1998
Before every home football game, Baylor University takes time out from its pregame hoopla for an invocation. As it turns out, Kansas didn’t really have a prayer.
IN A RECENT LETTER TO THE EDITOR, A BICYCLIST STATED IT WAS LEGAL FOR BICYCLISTS TO RIDE TWO ABREAST. I WAS TOLD BY A POLICE OFFICER THAT THE OPPOSITE WAS TRUE. CAN YOU PLEASE CLARIFY THAT?
October 11, 1998
Bicyclists must abide by the same traffic laws as drivers of motorized vehicles, but there are some specific exceptions. Section 131 (c.) of the Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities applies in this case. The ordinance states that “Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway shall not ride more than two abreast except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.”
DOROTHY YBARRA
October 11, 1998
Services for Dorothy Ybarra, 68, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ottawa. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Ottawa. Mrs. Ybarra died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
NEW RULES ON TAP?
October 11, 1998
Lawrence city commissioners are preparing to consider new rules for regulating neighborhood bars. Here are a few businesses in town that currently hold city drinking-establishment licenses and could be affected by the new rules: Alvamar Country Club, 1809 Crossgate Dr.
MAKEDIFFERENCE
October 11, 1998
Make a Difference Day will be Oct. 24. Volunteers will help the elderly, disabled and low-income with tasks such as cleaning out gutters, raking leaves and putting plastic up on windows. People interested in volunteering can learn more about projects at a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at KPL, 333 W. Ninth.
BAYLOR TOPS KANSAS 31-24
October 11, 1998
Apparently, a win over the Big 12 North’s worst team is just what the Big 12 South’s worst team needed. Baylor scored 17 unanswered fourth-quarter points to upend Kansas, 31-24, on Saturday at Casey Stadium for the first league victory by either team.
CLINIC GETS MONEY FOR UNINSURED PATIENTS
October 11, 1998
Health Care Access in Lawrence will receive $3,500 to help serve uninsured patients. The non-profit organization is one of 12 statewide receiving part of $58,000 to provide services.
DOUGLAS COUNTY APPRAISER MARION JOHNSON WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE COUNTY DO AWAY WITH THE SECOND LOCAL LEVEL OF APPEALS FOR PROPERTY APPRAISAL APPEALS.
October 11, 1998
A new small claims division of the Board of Tax Appeals would allow the county to drop its second level and replace it with a hearing before the state. Johnson believes doing so would help property owners disputing their valuations feel more comfortable about receiving a fair hearing. Currently, a hearing officer paid by the county oversees the second level of appeals. Although the officer does not work for Johnson, some property owners have complained that the hearing can’t be impartial if the officer is paid by the county.
GROOMERS, CLEANERS BUSY AT DOG SHOW
October 11, 1998
The Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club all-breed show drew almost 900 dogs to the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
FACES AND PLACES
October 11, 1998
ART&SIGN Inc. announced the following personnel changes: Connee Norwood was promoted to office manager. She had been bookkeeper. She will also manage the company’s purchasing. Terry Davis was promoted to production manager, responsible for all manufacturing processes and personnel. Formerly shop foreman, Davis has been with the company 10 years. Stacey Kielman joined the company as an account manager. She has four years of sign industry experience and is a specialist in interior and architectural signage. Janice Hansen was promoted to art director. The Kansas University graduate returned to Lawrence after seven years of design work in the Chicago area. Tim Stielow, former production manager, is now an account manager specializing in electrical and neon sign sales and service. *
FOOTBALL STATS
October 11, 1998
TEAM STATISTICS
VOLUNTEERS MAKEDIFFERENCE
October 11, 1998
Agencies are looking for volunteers as well as people who need help with home projects.
DRIVERS TO PAUSE FOR ROAD REPAIRS
October 11, 1998
Driving around town could get sticky in a few areas next week, and city officials want to be sure drivers know what to expect when they run across construction projects. Here’s a rundown of roadwork and other projects that could cause traffic delays or detours in the coming week, provided the weather remains clear:
HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS DELAY PUMPKIN HARVEST
October 11, 1998
The wagons were a week behind schedule in taking customers out to the field, but Schaake’s Pumpkin Patch has survived the torrential downpours of the last week. At least for the time being.
HASKELL GAME CANCELLED BY FAILING LIGHTS
October 11, 1998
A Haskell official asked homecoming queen Charlotte Wilkinson and her escort to proceed to the 40-yard line on Saturday night. “I said, `I can’t see it,”’ Wilkinson said, smiling, after a near pitch-black, queen-crowning ceremony at Haskell Stadium.
STOLEN PICKUP TRUCK RECOVERED BY POLICE
October 11, 1998
A shoplifting report Saturday evening led Lawrence police to a stolen pickup truck and the arrest of at least one Topeka man. The shoplifting call came about 6 p.m. from the Sunglass Source at the Tanger Factory Outlet Center, said Sgt. Dave Hubbel.
MEN TO CONDUCT CHORAL WORKSHOP
October 11, 1998
Male Ensemble Northwest, a professional choral ensemble with singers from Oregon and Washington, will conduct a two-hour choral workshop Monday at Kansas University. The clinic begins at 2:30 p.m. in room 328 in Murphy Hall. MEN will perform in addition to coaching two student ensembles.
AUSTIN, TEXASKANSAS DROPPED ITS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE BIG 12 VOLLEYBALL MATCH WITH A 15-4, 15-3, 15-7 SETBACK TO TEXAS ON SATURDAY.
October 11, 1998
The Jayhawks dipped to 11-7 overall and 1-5 in the Big 12. Meanwhile, Texas improved to 11-2 overall and 6-0 in the Big 12. Junior Amanda Reves had nine kills to lead the Jayhawks. Junior Mary Beth Albrecht had eight kills.
43 RELIVES MEMORIES
October 11, 1998
The Liberty Memorial High School Class of 1943 held its 55th reunion this weekend.
STAFF.
October 11, 1998
“That shows that most appeals are solved at the informal hearing level,” the appraiser pointed out at a recent commission meeting. “We do a good job of trying to settle the cases.” The legislation adopted this year creating the small claims division says the hearings would be held in the property owner’s county or an adjacent county. Some property owners are worried that replacing the second level with a hearing before the state could mean a trip to Topeka or the Kansas City area, which could prove a problem for the elderly.
* KU LINEBACKERS COACH TODD MIDDLETON MISSED THE BIRTH OF HIS FIRST DAUGHTER WHEN HIS WIFE, CAROLE ANNE, DELIVERED A SIX-POUND, 14-OUNCE GIRL ON FRIDAY NIGHT IN LAWRENCE. THE MIDDLETONS ALSO HAVE TWO
October 11, 1998
* Kickoff temperature was 76 degrees under clear skies with a 10 mph wind out of the southeast. Baylor officials listed the attendance as 31,271. … * Red-shirt Quincy Roe started at left cornerback for the Jayhawks in place of senior Jamie Harris and intercepted a Jermaine Alfred pass on Baylor’s fifth play. Harris, who has a hip pointer, had started 17 straight games. Also, red-shirt freshman Marcus Rodgers started at linebacker in place of senior J.J. Johnson (turf toe). Neither Harris nor Johnson played. …
ACCORDING THE JOURNAL-WORLD, KANSAS LAW STATES THAT BICYCLISTS SHALL RIDE AS NEAR TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AS PRACTICAL. WHAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF AUTOMOBILE DRIVERS WHO COME UP BEHIND A B
October 11, 1998
Automobile drivers must treat motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles as they would a car or truck. It is the responsibility of the automobile driver who comes upon a slower-moving bicyclist to safely pass the bicyclist in the same manner as he would pass another automobile.
* CONSIDER SIX OUT-DISTRICT COLLEGE TUITION STATEMENTS TOTALING $8,040
October 11, 1998
* Discuss purchase of an additional vehicle for the sheriff’s department * Consider a revision to zoning regulations for temporary business uses to allow the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau to act as official film liaison with the county for supervising film operations
SPORTS EDITORIAL
October 11, 1998
Wouldn’t be surprised if Paul Pierce is wishing about now he’d returned for his senior season in the Kansas basketball program. Here is a kid who isn’t quite ready for prime time and needs to be playing and developing in a controlled situation. He’s not. Pierce might tell you he’s happy trying to stay in shape and sharpen his skills through pickup games while he’s waiting for the National Basketball Assn. lockout to end. But college basketball workouts begin the coming week and Pierce now is technically a professional.
WHAT IS THE OFFICIAL RULING ON SCHOOL BUSES WHEN THE FLASHING YELLOW LIGHTS ARE ON
October 11, 1998
The yellow caution lights on school buses warn drivers that the bus is preparing to slow or stop. Drivers may pass school buses that display yellow caution lights. However, drivers cannot legally pass a school bus that displays flashing red lights or has its stop signal arm extended.
ART FANS SIGN UP FOR VAN GOGH TOUR
October 11, 1998
The staff at the Lawrence Arts Center and the Lied Center didn’t know what kind of response to expect when they offered a travel package to see the Vincent van Gogh exhibition this fall in Washington, D.C. The deadline for signing up for the trip was in early September, and organizers are still receiving calls for those wanting to book a slot on the already-full trip.
QUARTERBACK DAVID EWERS CAME OFF THE BENCH LATE IN THE GAME TO LEAD BAKER TO A COMEBACK VICTORY.
October 11, 1998
After starting the past three football games for Baker University, quarterback David Ewers sat on the sideline as the backup on Saturday. Yet, when he was given the opportunity to shine, Ewers made the most of it.
FUTURE
October 11, 1998
Lawrence city commissioners could call “last round” next month for 2 a.m. closing times for neighborhood bars.
FURY
October 11, 1998
Construction workers and contractors are behind in their work because of recent storms. Meanwhile, damage in Douglas County adds up to about $1.3 million as Gov. Bill Graves seeks federal disaster relief for several northeast Kansas counties.
NEW KU FACULTY FINDINGHOME
October 11, 1998
Faculty members beginning their academic careers this fall said the people, the facilities, the city, open policies on hiring spouses and a host of other factors put KU at the top of their lists.
October 11, 1998
Robert Guberman’s Planet Marketing owns the trademark for the “Year 2000.” New York (ap) — While few were thinking about the Year 2000 in the early 1990s, Robert Guberman was making the biggest business decision of his life.
MICHAEL A. DARDIS
October 11, 1998
Services for Michael A. Dardis, 77, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Dardis died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HOLLYWOOD TALENT RETURNS TO ALMA MATER
October 11, 1998
A nationally known director has returned to Kansas, and for the next two semesters will lend his expertise to Kansas University’s film program.
ROOTS
October 11, 1998
What we plant is often a function of who we are and where we’ve been.
FIRST QUARTER
October 11, 1998
1:08 — Clifton Rubin 27 run with fumble. Kansas was forced to punt from its own 39 and Matt Tyler, in punt formation, bobbled the snap from center, slipped and fell, and Rubin, a Baylor defensive end, picked it up and ran untouched into end zone. Matt Bryant kick. (Baylor 7, Kansas 0). Second Quarter
ANOTHER FOURTH-QUARTER COLLAPSE DROPPED KANSAS TO 0-4 IN BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY.
October 11, 1998
In the movie, Bill Murray couldn’t wake up without facing another Groundhog Day. In football games, Kansas University can’t escape from its fourth-quarter nightmares.
LHS DROPS SM WEST FOR FIRST SOCCER WIN
October 11, 1998
Lawrence High claimed its first soccer victory of the season, 2-1, over Shawnee Mission West in a makeup contest on Saturday. Striker Jon Welch scored twice on penalty kicks — one in each half — for the Lions (1-10). SM West (3-7) scored after Welch’s second goal.
LAWRENCE HAS MORE RESTAURANTS THAN THE POPULATION CAN SUPPORT, ACCORDING TO ONE NATIONAL STUDY.
October 11, 1998
Restaurant chains may be losing their appetite for Lawrence. According to a just-released list of the nation’s best and worst places to open a restaurant, Lawrence doesn’t look so palatable. The city ranks 267th out of 321 metropolitan areas included in the study.
OVERLAND PARKLAWRENCE HIGH CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS CHRIS WILLIAMS AND JUSTIN RILEY PLACED FIRST IN THEIR RESPECTIVE DIVISIONS ON SATURDAY AT THE SHAWNEE MISSION WEST INVITATIONAL AT SHAWNEE MISSION
October 11, 1998
Williams finished the 5K race in 15 minutes, 49 seconds for the top time by a junior and overall. Team scores were not kept at the 40-team meet. The runners were grouped according to their grade in high school. “Chris is just a phenomenal runner and competitor,” LHS coach Rusty Powlas said of the defending state boys cross country champion.
KANSAS HOPS INTO FRAY OF FINDING DEFORMED FROGS
October 11, 1998
Deja vu all over again. Just like in Minnesota, Kansas middle school students find deformed frogs.
TROUPE GETS PHYSICAL WITH ITS COMEDY
October 11, 1998
The American Chamber Theater Ensemble is a breath of fresh air — a wholesome, funny, intelligent, creative trio that uses mime and physical theater to their capacity. They are the personification of poetry — limber legs and arms uniting seamlessly with witty, thoughtful themes.
NED KEHDE COLUMN
October 11, 1998
For more than six weeks this summer, a handful of the most talented white bass fishermen in these parts were extremely tight-lipped. Then in early October their secret inadvertently leaked out and tales spread about how these fellows had been catching an astronomical number of white bass.